JD McCabe had, as he remembers it, a “very blessed life” with his wife of nearly two decades and their two kids. 

“I was gainfully employed and was fortunate to make a nice living. She stayed home and raise our two children. I would describe it as very normal.”

But then one day, about 17 years into their marriage, a switch flipped. His wife, reeling from the loss of her father, began to act in ways that didn’t seem stable. That’s when she began to accuse JD of hiding an addiction to drugs and having affairs. The accusations picked up in speed and intensity, ultimately culminating in a visit to a psychiatrist (who he’d later learn was in league with his wife) and an involuntary committal to a psychiatric institution. JD, who had started to question whether he did have a mood disorder, as his wife claimed, became withdrawn from the world. But in an overheard conversation, he realized something foul was at play. That’s when he decided to investigate their insurance history. 

In this episode of Life After Addiction And Indictment, Steve and JD discuss JD’s story of unearthing the truth about his marriage and rediscovering himself in the process. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • How left-field accusations of drug use, lying and infidelity ended with a nine-day psychiatric institution stay for JD
  • What he calls the “third gift” — something his (now ex) wife gave him that ultimately helped him discover the truth about her
  • How he got his life, and kids, back
  • And much more!

Favorite Quote:

“Gratitude saved my life… Find a way every day to find something to be grateful for, whether it’s health, your employment, family, friends, whatever. Far more people are in more dire straits than we are.”

— JD McCabe

Connect with JD: 

The Third Gift





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